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Thomas, Richard Walter 1939-

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Works: 18 works in 57 publications in 2 languages and 4,014 library holdings
Genres: History  Song cycles  Musical settings  Radio interviews  Nonfiction radio programs  Interviews  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works about Richard Walter Thomas
 
Most widely held works by Richard Walter Thomas
Understanding interracial unity : a study of U.S. race relations by Richard Walter Thomas( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Positive interracial interactions have often been overshadowed by the disturbing persistence of racism. In this perceptive volume, Richard W. Thomas shows how the largely unnoticed interracial struggle for racial justice and harmony can serve as a model for overcoming racism on a much larger, even worldwide scale. Understanding Interracial Unity offers a proactive approach to many racially loaded issues, such as black poverty, crime and hopelessness, the barrier of white racism to black progress, and the widening gaps between black inner cities and white suburbs. Thomas begins by considering the history of interracial unity from colonial times to the present, focusing on key figures, including the Grimke sisters, Thaddeus Stevens, and Esther Brown. He also presents a sensitive and detailed examination of the inflexibility of racial status quos and the impact of black expectations and demands. Finally, this volume faces the state of race relations today and argues that blacks and whites must become increasingly aware of a shared history of struggle for equality to wage a successful battle against the institution of racism
Life for us is what we make it : building Black community in Detroit, 1915-1945 by Richard Walter Thomas( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The process of black community building was not smooth or free of conflict. There was much trial and error and more than a little rancor between its chief builders and benefactors. Notwithstanding those impediments, by 1945 the black community in Detroit had developed into one of the major centers of black progress." "Richard W. Thomas begins his analysis of black community building in the key period 1915-1945 by examining the community's roots in nineteenth-century Detroit. He focuses on how industrial workers, social workers, ministers, politicians, protest leaders, business and professional people, housewives, youth, and community institutions and organizations all contributed to the process. Thomas's approach draws on, but differs from, studies that emphasize the ghetto and proletarianization in the black urban experience. Rather than singling out a few dominant aspects of that experience, Thomas employs a holistic perspective to present a fuller understanding of the creation of black community."--BOOK JACKET
The state of Black Michigan, 1967-2007( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Product Description: During the summer of 1967, race riots swept across U.S. cities. Detroit was the scene of one of the worst of these. "The State of Black Michigan" is a landmark volume that investigates how, since 1967, Michigan's black population has changed, how its interactions with the white community have altered, and, most important, how policymakers can act to further narrow the "equality gap" that continues to persist. In the wake of the 1967 Detroit riots, in which 43 people were killed, President Lyndon Johnson established the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders and posed these questions: What happened? Why did it happen? What can be done to prevent it from happening again? The commission concluded that white racism spurred the violence and that "our society is moving toward two societies, one black, and one white-separate and unequal."The State of Black Michigan" takes Johnson's questions further and applies them to Michigan's black citizens today: Are the ingredients of the explosive mixture that erupted in 1967 still present? What differences are there forty years later? Is Michigan in fact a state with two separate and unequal societies? The twenty essays in this volume pursue the answers to these questions by studying a broad range of topics, including socioeconomic inequality, black self-help, black business development, residential segregation, crime, health, and political representation. The essays report and reflect on the racial disparities that still remain. "The State of Black Michigan, 1967-2007" uses the most recent data available and expands on reports the editors published annually between 1984 and 1993 with the Urban Affairs Programs at Michigan State University and the Michigan Council of Urban League Executives. With the goal of racial equality still frustratingly elusive, and with reliable data often difficult to obtain, it is hoped that The "State of Black Michigan" will serve as a magnet for conversation and debate about race, inequality, and the need for action
Lights of the spirit : historical portraits of Black Bahá'ís in North America, 1898-2004( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Racial unity : an imperative for social progress by Richard Walter Thomas( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voices by Hans Werner Henze( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stimmen: Liederzyklus für Mezzosopran, Tenor und Instrumentalgruppen. Text: verschiedene Autoren
From peasant to proletarian : the formation and organization of the black industrial working class in Detroit, 1915-1945 by Richard Walter Thomas( Book )

8 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bridging racial divides in Michigan's urban communities : historical analysis of selected organizational and group efforts by Richard Walter Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The objective of this paper is to develop a historical analysis of selected organizations and groups involved in bridging racial divides in two highly racially segregated metropolitan communities: the Detroit Metropolitan and the Benton Harbor/St. Joseph communities"--Page 3
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1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Looking forward : the Detroit experience after the riots of 1943 and 1967 : prepared for the conference The Roots of Urban Unrest, CRER, Warwick University, January 22, 1986 by Richard Walter Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Black Nationalism and Jewish Nationalism, a conference held at Michigan State University, October 7, 1991 : part 4( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

English Professor Barry Gross and James Madison professor Curtis Stokes are co-sponsors of the conference. The principal speakers at this session are: MSU History professor Richard Thomas, whose formal lecture includes written handouts and an overhead projector display in a detailed discussion of Jewish involvement in the civil rights movement, in the defense of the Scottsboro Boys, and the relationship between Thurgood Marshall and Jackson Greenberg; and Linda Silverman, recently retired President of the Michigan Regional Board of the Anti-Defamation League, who talks of her groups monthly meetings with the NAACP, and about the success of the Detroit area interracial seder. A long question and answer session follows, which includes a statement by MSU English professor Ken Harrow
[Human rights] by Richard Walter Thomas( Recording )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dr. Richard Thomas, Associate professor of racial and ethnic studies at Michigan State University, stresses the importance of universal human rights efficacy and codifying these rights in international agreements like those drafted in the United Nations. On "The Graduate School Presents" from the MSU Taped Network
The Black self-help tradition in Detroit by Richard Walter Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Building community across racialized lines : the Multiracial Unity Project at Michigan State University( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The straight Detroit : America's premier legacy city by Jeffrey T Horner( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The Straight Detroit: America's Premiere Legacy City gives readers a variety of in-depth perspectives on this great American city and the economic, social, political, and cultural considerations that have shaped and continue to shape it."--Provided by publisher
Life for us is what we make it : building Black community in Detroit, 1915-1945 Richard W. Thomas by Richard Walter Thomas( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Life for Us Is What We Make It: Building Black Community in Detroit, 1915-1945 (Blacks in the diaspora) by Richard Walter Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Understanding interracial unity : a study of U.S. race relations
Alternative Names
Thomas, Richard

Thomas, Richard W.

Thomas, Richard W. 1939-

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German (1)

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The state of Black Michigan, 1967-2007Lights of the spirit : historical portraits of Black Bahá'ís in North America, 1898-2004